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Planner, Energy Trading


Waltham, MA, US, 02451-1120

Division:  Gas Supply Planning NENG
Job Type: 
Requisition Number:  17360
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Job Function:  Sales and Commercial

About us

Every day we deliver safe and secure energy to homes, communities, and businesses. We are there when people need us the most. We connect people to the energy they need for the lives they live. The pace of change in society and our industry is accelerating and our expertise and track record puts us in an unparalleled position to shape the sustainable future of our industry. 
To be successful we must anticipate the needs of our customers, reducing the cost of energy delivery today and pioneering the flexible energy systems of tomorrow. This requires us to deliver on our promises and always look for new opportunities to grow, both ourselves and our business.


National Grid is hiring a Planner for our Energy Procurement department in Waltham, MA. 

Job Purpose

This position is responsible for supporting the short-term and long-term planning of National Grid's regulated gas portfolios.

Key Accountabilities

  • Support the Planning, Contracting and Procurement process for the natural gas supply and capacity for the Company’s regulated gas portfolios
  • Updates, maintains and performs analysis on various and complex spreadsheet models to ensure that gas supplies are reliable and adequate to meet customer demand
  • Responsible for implementing and reviewing a daily course of action, which is consistent with the monthly gas supply plan
  • Provide least-cost and reliable service to the Company’s utility customers in compliance with jurisdictional rules, policies and practices to ensure full recovery of the Company’s costs and maximization of any incentives
  • Assist in the development of planning strategies in strict compliance with the Company’s financial and risk policies
  • Assist in the development and implementation of all regulated gas planning strategies for the Company’s regulated gas portfolio in strict compliance with the Company’s financial and risk policies
  • Contribute to the Company’s supply acquisitions and capacity contracting, including analysis required for evaluating these contracts.
  • Support the Company’s Customer Choice Programs
  • Handles audits and requests for information from state regulatory agencies, trade organizations and others with respect to customer demand data, weather, natural gas prices, and gas supply contract information
  • Provide professional and knowledgeable representation on behalf of the Company at events and meetings as assigned
  • Develop relationships with external organizations such as suppliers and pipelines to pursue the Company’s objectives, identify opportunities, and evaluate potential vendors


  • Bachelor’s degree required (preferred major in Finance, Economics, Accounting, Engineering or other analytical discipline)
  • 3+ years of related work experience. Energy procurement experience preferred such as portfolio planning, scheduling, trading, gas control operations, energy risk management, and energy accounting
  • Advanced written and oral presentation skills
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills (complex Excel spreadsheet model experience) to work in this data intensive position
  • Ability to work with very detailed natural gas price and gas contract data
  • Ability to work quickly in a fast-paced environment to ensure overall quality and accuracy of work
  • Knowledge of natural gas markets and infrastructure, including supply, storage, transportation, transmission, generation, and capacity is helpful
  • Valid drivers license

More Information

This position has a career path which provides for advancement opportunities within and across bands as you develop and evolve in the position; gaining experience, expertise and acquiring and applying technical skills. Internal candidates will be assessed and provided offers against the minimum qualifications of this role and their individual experience.

National Grid is an equal opportunity employer that values a broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience and expertise. We foster a culture of inclusion that drives employee engagement to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve. National Grid is proud to be an affirmative action employer. We encourage minorities, women, and individuals with disabilities and protected veterans to join the National Grid team.